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Eva Coronado Tejeda

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Valencia, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sport Studies - San Jose Schools Polytechnic Institute: Valencia, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three in Aldaia, Spain. She took up competitive Para swimming at age 15.
Why this sport?
She first learned swimming when the indoor pool in Aldaia, Spain was opened. At age six she was advised by doctors to practise swimming regularly due to back problems. "My parents chose swimming for me because they had just opened the indoor pool in Aldaia. Then, when I was older, it was the doctor who decided I had to keep swimming. And, now, I wouldn't change swimming for any other sport. If one day I don't train, I feel weird, I need water and chlorine every day."
Club / Team
CN Ferca San Jose: Valencia, ESP

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Spain

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 31 Dec 2021; levante-emv.com, 05 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her family and coach Jose Antonio Lopez Moratilla. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para swimmer and Para cyclist Ricardo Ten, Spanish Para swimmer and politician Teresa Perales. (valenciaplaza.com, 26 Nov 2019; Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She paints her nails with the Spanish flag when competing. She also takes a backpack to competitions which contains memories from previous events, including a toy koala and an Eiffel Tower model. (cincsport.com, 28 Jan 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you can dream it, you can achieve it." (Instagram profile, 04 Oct 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was presented with the Sports Merit Prize for the city of Valencia, Spain. (olympus-on-line.com, 07 Feb 2020; valenciaplaza.com, 26 Nov 2019)

In 2018 and 2017 she was named Female Para Athlete of the Year at the Sports Merit Awards Gala in Valencia, Spain. (olympus-on-line.com, 07 Feb 2020; plazadeportiva.valenciaplaza.com, 04 Oct 2018)

In 2015 she received an honourable mention from the High Council for Sports [CSD] in Spain as the Best School-Age Athlete. (olympus-on-line.com, 07 Feb 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 05 Sep 2021)
Impairment
At age six she had an embolism that affected her balance and coordination. (marca.com, 31 Jan 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2017-12-04 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2017-12-04 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2017-12-05 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2017-12-06 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S14 Final 1 2017-12-07 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S14 Heat 1 2017-12-07 7